Dr. Charles McGreight
Dr. Charles McCreight
Dr. McCreight came to the medical school in the summer of 1952 as a teaching assistant under Dr. Warren Andrew, who was then the chairman of the department of anatomy. Before arriving at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Dr. McCreight attended Lenoir-Rhyne for two years, served in the army for 3 and 1/2 years, and then transferred to George Washington University where he attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and his Master's degree in Science. He completed 2 years toward his Ph.D in anatomy while he was at George Washington University returning there at intervals for graduate exams and to defend his thesis. He was awarded his doctorate degree in 1954.
When Dr. McCreight began teaching at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, the Anatomy Department had 3 faculty. He taught Gross Anatomy and Histology, and performed research. His research focused on topics including compensatory growth in tissues, and mitotic growth and division of tissue.
He became an Instructor in Anatomy in 1954, an Assistant Professor of Anatomy in 1959, and an Associate Professor of Anatomy in 1965. He retired in 1983.
Topics discussed in his oral history include: the anatomy department; Charles Allen; Nell Benton; Walter Bo; animal research quarters; Norman Sulkin; medical school buildings; research activities; Katherine Davis; Winston-Salem; Andrew Warren and more.
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